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Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
tanks after hundreds of tons of water leaked out. >>> al jazeera america has kicked off in new york. some welcome a different angle on the news while others say it's biased against the u.s. >>> and the friends and family of a japanese war correspondent are remembering her one year after her death and trying to spread her message. >>> workers at the damaged fukushima daiichi plant say a leakage of contaminated water may have gone undetected for some time. they say the storage tank doesn't have a water level gauge and their monitoring may not have been adequate. workers found a puddle forming just outside a low wall surrounding tanks near reactor number four. they confirmed one of the tanks lost more than 300 tons of water. the water contains high levels of radioactive substances. officials of the tokyo electric power company says the tank has no water gauge. they say the workers didn't notice the leak in their daily inspections until they saw the puddle outside the barrier. nuclear regulators urged the utility to check 350 tanks of the same structure in the compound. >> translator: i
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Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
will be first premier abroad. >> like most newcomers early japanese came to america full of hope. >> reporter: 340,000 japanese went to america before the second world war. many worked on farms but laws prohibited them from owning land or even becoming american citizens. >> go home, go home! >> reporter: he lived in seattle with his parents and brothers. the u.s. entered the war in 1941 after japan attacked pearl harbor. the government sent 120,000 japanese americans to internment camp in deserts and swamps. hisamil was among them. he was 10. >> we were imprisoned by barb wires and armed guard watch towers and so we lost our freedom. >> reporter: after the war, the japanese americans were released. many of them found it difficult to talk about the war. they chose to be silent. it was he from the third generation that broke the silence. the civil rights movement which started in the late '50s, prompted the younger generation to speak out. >> we will have no more of this silence! >> the silence is broken. >> the silence is broken. >> reporter: finally in the 1980s, a congressional commission fo
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Aug 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
-year-old tad aesh yamada holds his brother's flag. it came from america. his brother died in what is now myanmar. his remains were never recovered. >> translator: when i touch this flag, all the memories of my brother come flooding back. it makes me feel so sad. >> a former american soldier knows how special these flags are to people who lost relatives. 87-year-old martin conner of new york collects hinamaru and other items to send them back to where he thinks they belong. mickey matsumoto reports. >> reporter: she holds her dead son's hinamaru. >> translator: my mother stares at the flag with tears every day. that makes me painfully aware of the horrors of war. i really hope more belongings can be returned to the familyie. >> reporter: conner has dedicated his life to searching america for the he sent more than 100 items back to families over the last 40 years. >> i just think it's the right thing to do. i know how i would feel if one of my youngsters, which i thought was gone 60, 70 years ago. >> reporter: at 18, conner joined the u.s. marine corps. he was sent to the island of
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Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
in america voted for president obama, they thought finally george bush is leaving, no more bush, no more unilateral wars but what is president obama doing? exactly what president bush did. >> the u.n. inspectors left a hotel in damascus on friday apparently heading for inspection sites. they plan to leave syria on saturday morning shortening their stay. a resident of damascus says people are stocking up on food and moving away from military facilities out of concerns of possible military attacks. >>> a u.s. television network says the united states has proof that top syrian military officials discussed last week's chemical weapons attack after it reportedly took place. cnn says they intercepted telephone conversations form the basis for the u.s. conclusion that the syrian government was behind the attack. cnn quotes u.s. officials as saying the conversations show discussing the chemical attack in detail. they also said officers said it would be wise to refrain from launching more chemical attacks in the future because of the attention it was drawing. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel sa
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Aug 8, 2013 7:30am EDT
platform for south america. >> translator: if we look at brazil over the long term its economy has a big potential for growth due to its abundant natural resources. we aim to provide a wide range of products for our customers there. >> auto sales in the country are expected to grow further. brazil will host both the 2014 world cup soccer tournament and the 2016 summer olympic games. last year 3.8 million new vehicles were sold in the country. >>> scientists from around the world are planning to create mutant forms of the bird flu virus. they want to fully assess the risks the virus presents. more than 130 people, mostly in eastern china were infected with the virus earlier this year. 43 of them died. a group of 22 scientists including researchers from japan, the united states and britain released a statement. they will modify the genes of the virus. they want to determine what make it more toxic and resistant to antibiotics and transmitted to mammals. the group carried out studies in 2011 but the u.s. tried to stop publication of the results. the government officials allowed the results
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to 26 degrees but back up with a high of thursday. across north america, heat is still with them affecting residents on the central and eastern parts of the u.s. i wanted to share this video from chicago. the heat wave forced some schools without air conditioners to close. the temperatures hit a record temperature. one school cranked up the air conditioners and overloaded the circuit breakers. over 600 residents had to be sent home. you will expect many are enjoying the latest. the peak of the hot weather is over. across des moines, temperatures are 38 degrees on friday. it could reach a daily record. across the rest of north america, lots of rain across the high plains and thunderstorms are likely set to move into the great lakes region. conditions will be moving up across the north eastern parts of the u.s. into thursday. across the northwest the rain is not going to fall across inland locations. finally in europe, dry conditions across the northern half of the contupon nent. very unstable conditions and unstable across the south of the iberian peninsula and the balkans. heavy
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to 18 years old from new york city. ♪ [ applause ] america's east coast was hit by hurricane sandy last october. in new york alone, more than 50 people died and over 100,000 buildings were damaged. 1-year-old tohar shaniger is the one who wanted to share her disaster experience with japanese children. >> i saw the destruction. and i spoke with families who had lost their homes even halfway across the world were trying to help and we're still lifting spirits, and we feel their pain. >> reporter: they chose "hana wa saku." a song dedicated to the people living in the disaster area. they learned the meaning of the lyrics from a volunteer. >> still there is a flower to bloom in the future. so that's the song. >> reporter: tohar is excited to sing the song for her parents at home before going off to japan. ♪ ♪ >> i guess disasters do happen, but i could also feel the message of don't give up. >> how are you? >> reporter: in july, 40 members visited sendai. ♪ they gave a concert for children at a school. their energetic performers made the children smile and dance. at the end, ypc sang
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
for temporary asylum until he could relocate to latin america. some countries in that region have offered him political asylum. american authorities have been asking russian leaders to extradite him but the russians refused. snowden told the guardian newspaper and other media that nsa agents collect vast amounts of private internet and phone data at home and abroad. u.s. authorities defended the surveillance program saying they prevented terrorist attacks. >>> spokespersons for the russian presidential office say snowden entering russia will not have an impact on relations with the u.s., and they say it will not affect summit talks between presidents putin and obama scheduled for september. >>> japan's deputy prime minister taro aso has had to retract some recent remarks. they can be seen as citing the nazis as an example japan could follow in amending its constitution. aso said he regrets having caused the misunderstanding. aso told a symposium monday he doesn't want to see a debate on changing the constitution conducted in a frenzy. he say germany's constitution was changed before anyone re
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Aug 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to move on to latin america. some countries there have offered him permanent asylum. snowden worked on contract as an intelligence analyst for the national security agency. he told "the guardian" newspaper and other media that agents collect private internet and phone data. u.s. authorities have defended the surveillance programs saying they prevented terrorist attacks. spokespersons for the russian presidential office say the decision to grant snowden asylum will not affect relations with the u.s. the white house press secretary was less clear-cut. >> we are extremely disappointed that the russian government would take this step despite our very clear and lawful requests in public and in private to have mr. snowden expelled to the united states to face the charges against him. >> kearney said president barack obama would attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg in september. but the president may cancel a meeting around the same time with russian president vad mir putin. snowden released a statement on the wikileaks website. he said over the past eight weeks the obama administratio
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Aug 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
to live in russia until he can secure permanent asylum in latin america. some countries there have offered to take him in. >>> supporters of ousted president morsi have heard the warnings, but are refusing to back down. leaders are telling them to in their sit ins, but ty're planning to fill the steets after friday prayers. morsi supporters have been staging sit ins and two squares in the capital. military commanders pushed morsi out of office a month ago and installed a new government. interior ministry officials have warned the demonstrators to leave the squares. leaders have instructed security authorities to prepare to lead the protesters. the leaders of muslim brotherhood are still calling for large scale rallies. supporters of the president have been streaming into the squares. they have placed sandbags at the entrances, men wearing helmets and carrying sticks stand on guard. >> translator: we are staging a peaceful protest. we are willing to risk our lives for democracy. military commanders and security forces have used vehicles. some units are about one kilometer from the squares.
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Aug 4, 2013 5:30pm PDT
the weak currency. the feed imported from south america is now more expensive. the fish is also becoming popular outside japan. demand is particularly strong among wealthy russians and americans. and now japanese buyers have to compete with them for eel from china. this eel restaurant in tokyo was established 140 years ago. the price of a domestic eel dish here is now more than 3,000 yen, almost $30. it's owners don't want to raise prices, and are trying to compensate by reducing kitchen staff. >> translator: if we raise prices we'll lose customers. we need to make more cuts to cope with our supplier's price hikes. the eels cost us $5 more per kilo than last year. >> many consumers are turning to eel substitutes when they can't get their hands on the real thing. chicken is stepping in to fill the gap. they are made to look like grilled eel. >> one company offers another option, shark. the spiney duck fish is a common variety of shark that is readily available around the world. this company processes 500 tons of the fish every year. they decided to offer this alternative. they say spiney
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
of thunderstorms and heavy rain. on into the americas, you're going to be seeing some storms as well across the mountains here in the rockies. we have got that monsoonal flow coming in. and then very unsettled once again for the southeastern corner, especially the florida peninsula and right along that gulf coast. you've got a lot of moisture filtering in there. it's not going to be particularly heavy rain, but it's falling on already saturated land. there will be the risk of flooding. then we have another tropical storm here. this one likely to become a tropical storm through the course of friday. at the moment a tropical depression tracking in towards the baja, california, peninsula. that's where we're going to see the worst of the heavy rain. here are your temperatures then for the americas. and i'll leave you with your extended forecast. >>> that's "newsline" for this hour. i'm gene otani in tokyo. ♪ ♪ >>> kyrgyzstan is a small country in central asia. in this very traditional country, one tradition has become a serious social problem. it's a practice called bride
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Aug 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
against hasty decision. still, america media reported that u.s. naval forces have already been dispatched toward syria's coastal waters. russian officials are concerned about the possible military response. foreign minister sergei lavrov reportedly urged restraint when talking to his u.s. counterpart. the united states and its allies say killing by syrian forces near the site of the alleged attacks has destroyed evidence. the next step in this long running civil war could depend on the conclusions of the u.n. inspectors. nhk world. >>> japanese government officials say they are determined to take the lead in stopping radioactive groundwater from leaking from the damaged nuclear plant in fukushima. the industry minister is suggesting public funds be used to help cover the costs of building a large underground wall to dam the water. >> translator: so far tepco has simply reacted to leakage problems as they arise. but the government will now take the lead. >> he visited fukushima daiichi and surveyed the area where contaminated groundwater is being pumped out to prevent it from getting into
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Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in ulan bator with 18 degrees for the high on thursday. and across north america, a heat dome is still with you affecting residents in the central and eastern parts of the u.s. i want to share this video from chicago. the heat wave has forced some schools without air conditioners to close. the temperature hit 35.6 degrees, close to the record high of 36.1 degrees set in 1973. one school cranked up its air conditioners and overloaded the circuit breakers. over 600 residents had to be sent home. but it looks like many people are enjoying the late summer heat now, the peak of the hot weather is over, but much above average temperatures will remain into the weekend in chicago and across des moines. temperatures could hit 38 degrees on friday. it could break the daily record. and across the rest of north america, lots of rain across the high plains. thunderstorms are likely that are set to move into the great lakes region, but conditions will be looking up across the northeastern parts of the u.s. as we go into thursday. rain across the northwest coast, but rain is not going to fall across
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
abroad. by taking this maglev train to north america and other countries. developers face several hurdles to making the japanese train a global success. for one, engineers in countries such as germany and france, are working on high-speed trains of their own. the l-0's creators will keep racing to stay ahead of the curve. kyoko fujita, nhk world, yamanashi. >>> people in fukushima have been living with fear and inconvenience since the nuclear meltdown two years ago. they hear daily news about leaks of radioactive water at the crippled power plant. and many still can't go back to their homes. community leaders say they've had it with nuclear plants. they're joining hands to demand the scrapping of all reactors in their prefecture, not just those that melted down. the fukushima daiichi plant has six reactors, four were damaged in the tsunami in march 2011 and melted down. they're due to be scrapped. the fukushima daini has four reactors, none seriously damaged. mayors and assembly chiefs from the towns that host the plants say they want utility workers to scrap all ten reactors. they say th
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Aug 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and government officials hope to take japan's expertise abroad. by take this maglev train to north america and other countries. developers face several hurdles to making the japanese train a global success. for one, engineers in countries such as germany and france are working on high speed trains of their own. the l-0's creators will keep racing to stay ahead of the curve. reporting for nhk world, yamanashi. >>> japan's largest annual puppet festival took place in nagano prefecture early this month. one guest troupe from cambodia produced a traditional shadow puppet play. not long ago this style of story telling which dates back over 1,000 years, was on the brink of extinction. a japanese woman has been involved in preserving this history of culture. we have more. ♪ >> reporter: artists from cambodia bring to life the ancient epic of prince rama and his quest to rescue his wife from the demon king ravana. their style of puppetry is ca called sbektone which means body leather. the puppeteers are an important part of this ancient shadow theater. the puppets are all hand made from a single
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
hope to take japan's expertise abroad by taking this magnet train to north america and other countries. developers face several hurdles to make it a success. engineers in countries such as germany and france are working on high speed trains of their own. the creators will keep raising the curb. >> japan's largest annual puppet fest this that begano prefecture earlier this month. performed a shadow puppet play. not long ago this style of story telling that dates back 1,000 years was on the brink of extinction. a japanese woman is involved in preserving the heritage. >> artists from cambodia bring to life the prince and his request to rescue his wife from the demon king. the style of puppetry means big leather. the body movements of the put ets themselves are an important part of the theater. the puppets are all hand made from a single piece of cow hide. it was recognized as a cultural heritage in 2005. >> it was beautiful. >> translator: it was fun to see this unusual shadow theater. >> cambodia's theater was on the verge of disappearing. thanks to the efforts of one japanese women, the
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
washington post," one of america's most influential newspapers will be sold to the founder of amazon. it reported the deal on monday describing it as a stunning turn of around. they will pay $250 million in cash for the flag ship paper and affiliated pubtations. the chief executive of the "washington post" company said the revenue declined seven years in a row des tight cost cuts and stressed they reach a decision as a way to succeed rather than survive. the next round of talks on the transpacific partnership is approaching. the cuts will be one of the key issues. japanese officials admachinish what others do before clarifying on rice and farm products. the japanese officials are holding an intensive prepare tori session before the talks that started on august 22nd. they are expected to commit a list with national plans for agricultural and industrial goods. tokyo officials are dividing products into those for tariff removal and staged cuts overtime. discussion on a third that includes rice, wheat, and other food products will be shelved for the time being. japan's liberal democratic
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
if it's america. >>> now, the european union's foreign policy chief has urged rowhani to resume the talks on iran's nuclear program as an as possible. catherine ashton has been coordinating the negotiations between iran and six major powers. ashton sent a letter to rowhani. she said the five permanent members of the u.n. security council and germany stand ready to continue dialogue to find a solution. ashton said the six nations hope they can schedule meaningful talks with iran soon. the negotiations have been stalled since april. iran rejected a proposal to suspend enrichment of uranium to 20% purity in exchange for easing sanctions. western representatives have high expectations for rowhani. they once reached a temporary agreement with the former nuclear negotiator. they hope to restart the nuclear talks in early september after a new iranian negotiating team is formed. >>> the philippine navy has gained another warship amid territorial disputes with china in the south china sea. ♪ the frigate sailed into the philippine's bay on tuesday. the bay was formerly the site of a u.
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Jul 31, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. all right. finally in north america, we are seeing a long rain band stretching from the southern half of the plains up into ontario as well as the great lakes regions. severe weather can be found across this area and across the north. even tornadoes cannot be ruled out in some places and rain for the southeastern corner of the u.s. and as we go into thursday lots of rain across the eastern third of the u.s. including washington, d.c., as well as new york city and across the west. mostly dry but some spotty showers can be found across the west. temperatures are cooling down into the lower 20s in seattle. nice and comfortable in chicago with 26 degrees and hot towards the south. here is your extended forecast. >>> and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for joining us. n dvd. >> good afternoon. please find a seat. everybody. here we go. we have an overflow crowd. that is because this program will be so good. the movable feast continues. this is the third of a series of activities celebrating woodrow
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Aug 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
a shadow labor force across america. what started as an answer to the problem of prison overcrowding and spiraling costs is now raising questions of its own. >>> heavy rain hit tokyo. we have rachel ferguson from the weather team. rachel. >>> hi there. yes, heavy rain has been affecting many parts of japan today. we'll show you some pictures of what was happening in tokyo before nightfall today. nagoya saw about 100 millimeters of rain in just a three-hour period. fukushima also reports of homes damaged by heavy rain and flooding. has been quite a lot going on across the country today. wednesday looks like it is going to be a much clearer day. there will still be the potential to see some thunderstorms in the afternoon hours with daytime heating and we will see temperatures steadily building in toward the weekend as well. tokyo saturday and sunday looking for about 35 degrees on the thermometer but for the time being, wednesday will be a bit clearer so good news there. other parts of eastern asia not going to be so for nat. still heavy rain from northeastern china down to the southwe
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Aug 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
states shows goodwill toward iran, the door to talks is open. even if it's america. >> western leaders want to resume nuclear talks with tehran as early as next month. observers say rowhani's remarks could set these talks in motion. >>> the philippine navy has gained another warship amid territorial disputes with china in the south china sea. ♪ the frigate sailed into the philippines on tuesday. the bay was formally the site of a u.s. navy base. the 3,250-ton cutter was used by the u.s. coast guard. >> translator: the arrival is proof of our resolve to have an armed forces that can truly defend our country. >> the philippine navy has about 130 warships, mostly small or mid-sized. it is the second large type the philippines has received from the u.s. >>> people in myanmar are celebrating the 25th anniversary of a nationwide pro democracy uprising. in august of 1988, the government used force against 200,000 protesters led by students and killed or injured more than 1,000. now the country's leadership is supporting the event organizers to show how far myanmar has progressed with democr
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Aug 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
only about three days throughout the year with these kind of temperatures. now to north america. severe weather's impacting much of the central plains. now shifting towards the eastern areas, tennessee's hit by flooding conditions. looks like it won't alleviate any time soon. anywhere along this severe weather is possible. we're talking about large hail, damaging winds of 96 kilometers per hour and the drenching rainfall. mostly in the sudden burst of shower range. towards the west things are quite dry. we're talking about that dry and windiy conditions again across the areases where we're seeing wildfires, dry thunderstorms are also igniting new wildfires. if it does so, it will be widely spread very quickly. 39 in dallas and the heat index would even exceed about 43 degrees. out to europe, central regions are still seeing very bad weather. we have a tornado reported in italy, 5 centimeter diameter of hail reported in germany. along this cold front again another round of severe weather. due to that cold front passing through, the temperatures will dramatically drop. 38 to 29 in budapes
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00am PDT
days. on we go into the americas. and here, we've got another flooding problem. the plains have been hit hard by rain this week. about three different bouts of rain moving through missouri as well as kansas and oklahoma. this is tennessee, also badly affected by the heavy rains and floods. people trying to drive here in nashville, the roads turned to rivers. a very serious situation and unfortunately, the rain is set to continue along this front, we've got so much moisture flowing into it from the gulf of mexico and that's really going to keep the rain coming. up towards the northeast, new england, as well as quebec, you're going to be seeing the potential for localized flooding here, too, but a majority of that rain is going to move off saturday into sunday and you'll have strong high pressure coming in here, cooling things down and keeping them dry into the beginning of the week. here are temperatures for you on friday. 20 degrees in winnipeg. 28 in chicago, so warming up a little bit here. 24 in toronto. rain in new york city and washington, d.c. thunderstorms for you in oklahoma
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Aug 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
sunshine if you can, and also drink plenty of water. all right. in north america, mostly dry across the east and west of the country, but severe weather is occurring across the midsection of the u.s. hail the size of golf balls in south dakota, the severe weather is expected to shift towards the central and southern plains as we go into monday. temperatures are quite hot across the south. 36 degrees for houston. mild conditions across the east at 24 in toronto, with rainy weather. finally, in europe, mostly dry. but there are a couple of things to talk about. we are seeing severe weather from northern germany into the southern scandinavian peninsula. temperatures are quite mild as opposed to last week. here's your extended forecast. >>> one more story to share with you before we leave. the hot summer weather across japan means it's time to look for ways to beat the heat. one way is to prepare for one of the largest dance festivals in the country. hundreds of people did just that on the eve of this week's annual festival in western japan. about 700 dancers from 33 groups joined in th
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Aug 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. now, across north america, lots of rain across the east. we're seeing heavy rain, particularly from the plains into the mid-atlantic region and, as we go into tuesday, heavy rain will be across the east and deep south. drenching rain could batter the areas like new york city and washington, d.c. on your tuesday. across the side of the continent, dry weather continues. in fact very dry across the northwest. the wildfires have been reported and unfortunately more wildfires could occur due to strong winds and low humidity. temperatures will be 27 degrees in seattle and 27 as well in los angeles. it's going to cool down in chicago into the mid-20s as well as toronto and cooling down also in washington, d.c. on tuesday. all right. finally in europe then not much change since yesterday. lots of severe weather is happening in some places and dry across the south and temperatures are going to be quite mild in many areas such as berlin, 21 degrees for the high. 24 in wars ow. and at 19 degrees for you in london. but the iberian peninsula is still on the hot side. 35 for you in madrid with pl
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Aug 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
're expecting an additional 100 millimeters of rain to fall in guangdong province. across north america, a tropical disturbance is riding across the yucatan peninsula. this will likely pose a threat to the eastern u.s. for the next couple of days. the system will likely intensify over the gulf of mexico and probably hit the gulf states. within the next three days or so, probably more than 100 millimeters likely in the path of the storm system. not good news because this area has been dealing with days of heavy rain due to this frontal system. flooding risk will remain very high and likely increase day by day as this system approaches. dry weather for the northeast, however, lots of severe weather possible across the midsection of the u.s., the southern plains will remain on the stormy side as we go into your friday. dry weather across the west, wildfires have been reported in the northwest including idaho, utah and montana. more wildfires could occur due to ongoing low humidity and also gusty winds. temperatures are going to be on the hot side once again. in lodge, 31 degrees, but acros
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Aug 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
on saturday. move over towards the americas, really the topic here is this frontal area stretching across the southeast. we also have a disturbance pushing through the plains. that's been bringing rough weather as well. that's going to fizzle out. we have high pressure dominating much in the north today. this front though, that is bringing showers in itself. but we have this low down here towards the south. remember, i said it's the middle of august, tropics really start to heat up. same case out here in the atlantic. we even have a tropical storm farther off there towards the east off the screen. this one though possibility of that becoming a named tropical system. if it does or if it doesn't though the main threat out of it is going to be heavy rainfall along the gulf coast, northern carolinas into the start of an ex week. look at atlanta with a high of 24, washington, d.c. up into the 20s. really mid to high 20s across the board in much of the great lakes towards the northeast. by next week it's going to look more like denver. we have high pressure working its way in from the west brin
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Aug 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
getting up to 34 degrees. now, to the americas. the focus of the heavy rain will be here in the southeastern corner of the united states. the ample moisture from the gulf of mexico supplying to this boundary, we'll look at thunderstorms here popping up as well. another chance of flash floods again in the monsoonal showers, which is very active across the four corners region. we really want that precipitation here in northern california, out into idaho, where that wildfire is still not contained yet. we currently have six wildfires in the interior northern california. that's not going to be easing any kind of situation into the near future with no precipitation in the forecast. boston's reaching up to 30 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. that's well above the average. d.c. at 26 degrees. i'll leave you now with the extended forecast. >>> one more story we'd like to share with you before we go. a vintage train has traveled across guma prefecture north of tokyo to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the railway company. the electric car was produced in 1928. the veh
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
welcomed rain. as we head on into the americas, fairly quiet across the continent, but you will be seeing very unstable weather in the southeastern corner for much of the workweek. up towards the northeast it's going to be warming up. you're already seeing temperatures nearing the 30-degree mark. a quick look into europe is going to tell us that things are looking quiet out west. that's going to change for the northern british isles, into tuesday another atlantic system coming. for the time being the wet weather and storms is going to be concentrated from i up towards the northeast. you could see some large hail with this, short-term heavy rain as well. a little showery to the west and cool, but that's also going to change. high pressure expanding from the southwest is going to be improving temperatures across much of germany as well as france and the low countries. we've already got 38 in lisbon and 36 in madrid. here's your extended forecast. >>> and that's "newsline" for this hour. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
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Aug 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
of days. on into the americas. fairly quiet here. you're also seeing some heavy rain in the southeast though. it's been ongoing for the last couple of days. georgia particularly is at risk of seeing flash flooding here. north of that high pressure keeping things nice and dry. temperatures rising here as well into the upper 30s. the heat indices we'll probably be showing you upper 30s. and then out towards the southwest, showers, gusts for you over the mountains. but then the plains are going to be seeing more of that heat. 36 in denver, 35 for you in houston. here's your extended forecast. >>> japan's most-celebrated conductor is preparing to make a full fledged comeback. seji ozawa has been recovering from illness, but now he's getting ready to wave his baton at a major music festival. ♪ >> ozawa will conduct an orchestra for rava's opera. the performance will take place in nagano central japan. it will be his first concert since january last year. the maestro has been stricken with e sosophagus and a bout of pneumonia. the 77-year-old has served as general director of the annual f
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Aug 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
see a lot of 30s again in the eastern continental asia. now over to north america. the wet weather continues to impact southeast stretching from mississippi into the carolinas today. the flood level is at moderate level which is going to up the risk of flooding across this area with additional rainfall. looks like it is going to be continuing for the next couple of days. we have the monsoonal showers here but no precipitation to talk about across the area where we have red flag warnings in much of the west. take a look at the temperatures. 30s. the heat from the gulf of mexico surging. toronto looking at 32 degrees. here across europe system in the weakening trend but it is going to still impact much of the central regions as it treks towards the east. gusts, hail and thunderstorms are capable to be unleashed. but the high pressure system covering much of western and central portions here. geneva temperature up to about 30 degrees on your friday. it is going to be on the rising trend. i'll leave you now for your extended forecast. >>> and that's all for this edition of "newsline."
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Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in washington, d.c. they were protesting against domestic surveillance by america's intelligence agencies. >> you have a government that's always watching you or even has the ability to, that will prevent people from acting freely and saying what they think. >> i understand national defense and everything, but not at the expense of privacy for american citizens. >> reporter: the practice is widespread, and it's not only the intelligence agencies working on national security that are doing it. in pennsylvania, police departments hunt criminals with pictures from security and other cameras, entering them into a facial recognition system. this is where pennsylvania's system is run. this surveillance camera picture shows someone facing to the side. it can be modified to a front-facing image. >> there's five major points, and then these green and gray are secondary points. when you feel that you have the points lined up pretty well, the system makes a 3-d image. you put it in neutral pose. >> reporter: then it is compared with photos in the state's databases. they hold images of people who hav
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
be staying mostly dry with a high of 34. on then into the americas. what we're seeing here is some increased monsoonal flow across the southwest. you can be seeing showers and gusty winds, maybe hail up in the mountains. and then we have showers and thunderstorms moving along here south of the great lakes and up into new england. it's not going to be anything particularly severe. might help to clear the air. it's been rather muggy up here in the northeast. and then down towards the south still seeing these showers through much of the southeast. the gulf states there. the rain is not going to be particularly heavy, but it has been very constant for the last few days. so there will be the potential for some flooding. here are your temperatures. and i'm going to leave you now also with your extended forecast. >>> millions of people use tokyo's vast subway system every day, but mothers with young children struggle to use some stations with noelevats. one man is tryg t make their lives little easier. thman appears at this station every morning from monday through saturday. he looks like a charact
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Aug 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
nice cool air today. north america. dry weather for the center and eastern parts of the u.s., thanks to this high pressure system. southern areas are a different story. drenching rains for the gulf states. damaging winds and large hail are going to be the primary threats out there, the system will likely shift to the south slightly as we go into monday. remnants of a tropical ivo is bringing ample moisture to the western corner of the u.s. good news, because we still have nearly 50 reports of wildfires in the western u.s. hopefully the heavy rain could improve the situation. but the combination of sudden burst of showers and parched ground could lead to flash floods. temperatures are going to be quite warm across the east. it looks like 33 is the number for the day in places like denver, oklahoma. finally, in europe, swirling clouds are still affecting central parts of europe. lots of rain, thundershowers and even the risk of hail. this one will likely sit over the same area into the next few days. now, towards the north, dry weather and temperatures are going to be quite pleasant. 2
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Aug 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. we see torrents of heavy rain due to the enhanced southwest monsoon. across north america, first of all, i want to show you this video from california. wildfires there. there's trouble for yogi bear in yosemite national park in california. firefighters are struggling to contain a coastal wildfire. they're calling it the rim fire. it's already burned 54,000 hectares. and it is close to the key reservoir that supplies most of san francisco's water. there are fires occurring across the western parts of the u.s., but yesterday it was 50, to 10 fewer. heavy monsoonal showers are helping the situation improving and more widespread heavy rain is likely. hopefully ttould prevent the situation even further, but that means the rain won't fall across the northwest. severe weather is occurring across the midwestern u.s. up into the northeastern u.s. the primary effects will be damaging winds as well as large hail. and heavy rain southwest of mexico as well due to the remains of a tropical storm. temperatures are very high in the midsection of the u.s. going up to 39 in des moines. with humid
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Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
of making up reasons to launch an attack in syria. he says america and other western countries should act responsibly and observe international law. >> translator: the attempts to get around the security council and to once again create artificial unsubstantiated pretext for the armed interference in the region may result in new sufferings in syria. >> he says a decision by the u.s. to postpone a meeting with russia was regrettable. diplomats from the countries were due to discuss the use of alleged chemical weapons in syria. >>> workers at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant discovered they have a bigger cleanup effort on their hands following a leak of highly radioactive water. they found out last week that the toxic water had seeped out of a storage tank, one of hundreds on site. now they've learned it may have flowed in two directions. last monday crews found more than 300 tons of highly radioactive waste water had leaked from the tank. the water escaped a low barrier through a vav used to drain rainwater. workers detected high levels of radiation inside a nearby ditch. now officials
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Aug 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
about 35%. we wouldn't feel hot today and very chilly. only 12 degrees for you. and in north america heat dome is blanketing the central and eastern parts of the u.s. and the air is meeting up with cooler air across the area from the dakotas into the ohio river valley producing risk of severe weather. across the west wide spread flooding rains across the southwest. some of the rain is putting out wild fires so that is good news. the rain is not going to fall across the northwest where fires are still growing. the hot conditions across the mid section of u.s. and canada. 27 degrees in omaha. 34 in denver. with high humidity you feel much hotter than these actual numbers. in europe days of dry weather has resulted in wildfires in parts of portugal. take a look at this video. about 1,000 firefighters were trying to put out 15 major wild fires in portugal. the country has extreme hot weather and strong night winds. more than 40,000 hectares of forest have burned down this month. rain is falling and more heavy rain and a risk of hail across this area and even tornadoes cannot be ruled out
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Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to 37 degrees today on our wednesday. now over to north america. the wet weather continues to impact southeast. stretching from mississippi and into the carolinas today. and the flood level is at minor or moderate level, which is going to be upping the risk of any kind of flooding across this area with additional rainfall. but it looks like it's going to be continuing the next couple days. we still have the monsoonal showers here, but no precipitation to talk about across the area where we have the red flag warnings still in place in much of the west. take a look at these temperatures soaring into the 30s. the heat from the gulf of mexico surging up here. toronto looking at 32 degrees. well above the average range. here across europe, the system is in the weakening trend, but it is going to still impact much of the central regions as it treks towards the east. gusts, hail and thunderstorms are capable to be unleashed. but the high pressure system covers much of western and central portions here. geneva, you're actually going to see that temperature up to about 30 degrees on your frid
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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
wouldn't feel oppressively hot today. and across batur, 12 degrees for you. and in north america, a heat dome is blanketing the central and eastern parts of the u.s., and the hot air is meeting up with cooler air across the area from the dakotas into the ohio river valley, producing a risk of a severe weather. large hail and damaging winds are going to be the primary let's. and as across the west, spreading rains across the southwest. some rain is putting out wildfires, so that's good news. rain is not going to fall across the northwest, where fires are still growing. very hot conditions across the mid section of the u.s. and canada once again. 37 degrees in omaha, and 34 in denver with high humidity, you feel much, much hotter than these actual numbers. and finally in europe, days of dry weather has resulted in wildfires in parts. take a look at this video. about 1,000 firefighters were trying to put out 15 major wildfires in portugal. the country has extremely hot weather and strong night winds. this fire lasted 48 hours. more than 40,000 hectares burned down this month. now, the bad
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